Organic Rules and Certification

Competent authority, Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft (BLW), Switzerland, 2009

Competent authority, Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft (BLW), Switzerland, 2009. [Certification - Competent authority]

Find additional information in attached files:

pdf (SR910.18 Swiss Ordinance on Organic Farming and Labelling of organic produce)
pdf (SR910.181 Ordinance of organic Farming (technical regulation))

Level of authority

National Authority

Name of the authority/body

Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft (BLW) (Federal Office for Agriculture)


Mattenhofstrasse 5, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland


+41 (0)313222511


Links to authority/body web page and further information

Contact person (name, phone, email) if possible

Barbara Steiner; Phone: +41 313258008; e-mail:

Responsibilities as concerns organic certification

Supervising certification of all operators

Number of employees (full time, part time, freelancers) in "full-time years" involved in the implementation of the organic certification scheme in the country (incl. staff providing statistics to the EU according to EU Reg. 834/2007).

2.5 full time years for the Swiss organic ordinance.

Certification Systems Overview:Competent authorities
Certification by country:Switzerland
Item type:Certification - Competent authority
ID Code:1837
Deposited By:Florentine Meinshausen
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 16:42
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 16:25

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